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Demand Planner

Company: Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Location: Mequon
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Rockwell Automation is a global technology leader focused on helping the world's manufacturers be more productive, sustainable, and agile. With more than 25,000 employees who make the world better every day, we know we have something special. Behind our customers - amazing companies that help feed the world, provide life-saving medicine on a global scale, and focus on clean water and green mobility - our people are energized problem solvers that take pride in how the work we do changes the world for the better.We welcome all makers, forward thinkers, and problem solvers who are looking for a place to do their best work. And if that's you we would love to have you join us!Job DescriptionPosition SummaryThe Demand Planner position is a key role responsible for generating and managing the global demand signal used by downstream supply chain processes to prepare for actual customer demand. Along with using quantitative techniques to manage the baseline demand, the Demand Planner is the integration point for collecting, analyzing, and applying business intelligence from multiple sources. The role is responsible for managing all facets of the monthly forecasting cycle for assigned products. In addition, the Demand Planner will provide leadership for driving continuous process improvement and best practice initiatives and will contribute data and decision support analytics to various key stakeholders. This position reports through the Demand Planning Center of Excellence in the Materials organization but is viewed as an integral part of the respective Business Unit(s) supported. Key ResponsibilitiesManage quantitative forecast elements by analyzing product demand patterns, trends, and seasonality to select the optimal statistical models and parameters. Manage qualitative forecast elements by driving cross-functional collaboration to obtain relevant data and insights on demand.Contribute to new product planning initial forecast estimates; monitor the market response. Manage discontinued items; partner cross functionally to ensure a smooth, cost effective, phase-out. Monitor performance indicators and perform post period analysis to determine and communicate key drivers of error and opportunities for improvement. Lead demand planning consensus efforts; confer with management on forecasting assumptions, analysis, and decisions. Prepare and maintain relevant reports pertaining to demand planning process. Provide data and decision support analyses to key stakeholders.Work with peers and cross functional resources to develop and implement solutions to drive continuous improvement and improve business decisions related to demand planning.Provide demand related input to supply counterparts to assist with decisions on strategies deployed, inventory levels, and stocking considerations. Participate as the demand expert for assigned projects for cross functional company initiatives. Basic QualificationsBachelor's DegreeLegal Authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.Preferred QualificationsBachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a Supply Chain or Operations Management focus; other majors will be considered.Typically, minimum 5 years' experience in supply chain related roles with 2+ years of demand planning and / or reporting analyst experience preferred.Demonstrated proficiency in forecasting methods with an understanding of the financial and operational impacts.Ability to effectively break down complex data (quantitative and qualitative) into manageable pieces to be used in the forecasting process.Ability to work and influence effectively cross functionally and across multiple levels of management.Possess the business acumen and interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships across departments.Ability to propose new ideas and approaches and bring creative ideas to fruition. Conflict management.Working knowledge of SAP, APO, and MS Excel.#LI-AB1The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Reasonable accommodations to essential functions of the job will be made if necessary.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans. If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (844) 404-7247.

Keywords: Rockwell Automation, Inc., Milwaukee , Demand Planner, Other , Mequon, Wisconsin

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